Sometimes I just want to to sit all of our country singers down in a little row, and say … now listen, Jake, Randy, Rodney, Blake, etc. etc. and etc. … your liver is not going to last forever. And when I finish with the ‘this isn’t a very healthy habit’ speech, maybe it would be a good time to start on ‘You have a lot of young fans, you are a role model!’.
I know, it’s just the Mom in me coming out. But I really worry about these kids. They perform every night, and it seems that for a lot of them, alcohol isn’t just for parties anymore. It’s for every night. I do not understand why a glass of wine with dinner, or a beer at a party needs to end up in a walk wearing handcuffs. I certainly don’t have a problem with people who drink. What I do have is a problem with people who are not enough of an adult to know how to drink responsibly.
I’ve met Jake a number of times. I love to watch him work, and I think he’s a great kid, as well as a great entertainer. And Jake certainly knows I feel that way about him. I’m already picking up little rumors that he might be back I this area in August, so I’m hanging on to that hope. But with that said, and here comes the Mom part again, Jake – please think before you drink!
According to articles being posted all over the internet this afternoon, Jake has apologized for letting his Cinco de Mayo celebration get a little out of hand. Or as he said, he had “too good of a time on Cinco de Mayo.” Here’s what Jake posted on Twitter: "I just got arrested in my hometown," he tweeted, including a photo of himself in white shorts with his hands cuffed behind his back.
"I was wearing an old man mask and the sheriff decided to rip me out of Steak And Shake and embarrass me in front of my family," he wrote in a since-deleted Twitter post, Taste of Country reports. "Classic." He followed that up with a rant — also erased from his timeline — about the police.
"You give a guy a gun and a badge and he thinks he’s John Wayne," Jake wrote, later adding, "I’m calling it a night. My mom cried. My Dad was embarrassed."
By this morning, Jake was evidently thinking more clearly, and he again took to Twitter, this time to say he’s sorry and make amends with Indian River County law enforcement.
"Y’all I apologize," he tweeted. "The IRC Sheriff was doing their job. I love hometown. I had too good of a time on Cinco de Mayo."
I have got to get a few things done around here – catch y’all later! Oh, and Jake… Just so you know, I’m still one of your biggest fans.